Sustainable Design

Targets

  • Carry out post-contract evaluation on all BAM projects where BAM is the designer and/or the developer
  • Assist our customers in selecting/delivering low carbon, sustainable designs

Progress

  • Assisted Google with a visioning tool to make sustainability more transparent for their stakeholders
  • Working with the Royal Society of Arts to define how to Design for Circularity, using their 'Tear Down, Design Up' methodology
  • Launched 'BAM Design SMaRT', assisting Design projects to consider sustainability issues and measure progress accurately against baseline targets for our projects
  • Working with two projects to understand embodied and life cycle impacts from our procurement choices
  • Commenced further Post Occupancy Evaluations on buildings constructed and maintained by BAM

What’s next?

  • We will continue to develop our POE approach to tie into the Government Soft Landings approach for buildings we design, build and operate
  • We will develop new sustainable design targets to support our business
  • We will develop our approach to lifecycle assessment and embodied carbon to assist clients reduce whole life impacts of buildings

Carbon

Targets

  • Reduce our operational CO2 emissions by 25% (from 2008 baseline relative to turnover)
  • Support our customers in cutting their own carbon footprint
  • Raise awareness and help our employees reduce their personal carbon footprint

Progress

  • We’ve reduced emissions by 34% compared to 2008 for Scope 1, 2 and 3 and by 25% for Scopes 1 and 2
  • We’re now measuring the embodied carbon from waste and can show this has reduced by 15,000 tonnes of CO2 since 2011
  • BAM FM has helped to reduce the normalised CO2 emissions of customers buildings by 41% since 2005

What’s next?

  • We’ll continue to improve the efficiency of construction and transport
  • We’ll develop our Scope 3 carbon footprint and set targets to reduce emissions
  • We’ll develop our approach to measuring and reducing embodied carbon

 

Resource efficiency

Targets

  • Reduce construction waste produced by 25% by 2015 (from 2010 baseline of 142m3/£1m, a 50% reduction from 2006 levels)
  • Zero non-hazardous waste to landfill

Progress

  • Construction waste production has reduced to 118m3/£1m a reduction of 10% on 2010 (a 40% reduction on 2006 levels)
  • We’ve diverted 91% of waste away from landfill
  • We’ve run a material exchange pilot project in one region and will implement it through the company in 2015
     

What’s next?

  • We’ll focus on designing out waste, and work with our suppliers to reduce packaging
  • We’ll work with our teams to further improve waste prevention and segregation on site
  • We’ll work with our suppliers to increase rates of material recovery off site

 

Sourcing Responsibly

Targets

  • Source all timber from legal and sustainable chain of custody sources
  • Review responsible sourcing in the selection of materials
  • Reduce the impact on natural resources used to develop and operate our buildings

Progress

  • We've sourced 99% of timber from verified legal and sustainable sources
  • 86% of timber was sourced with full FSC or PEFC chain of custody
  • We've delivered Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) to more than 76 delegates in 2015, almost 200 delegates since we started using the accredited SEATS course
  • We’re using our Google mapping tool to improve local sourcing on new projects
     

What’s next?

  • We'll work with our supply chain to increase chain of custody supplies
  • We'll develop a strategy for more sustainably sourced materials and responsible sourcing
  • We'll deliver more training and engagement for our staff and our supply chain
  • We'll develop our approach to using BIM to track materials and lifecycle impacts on a project level

 

Community

Targets

  • Every internal and supply chain project vacancy will be advertised to local people
  • We will provide 200 apprentice placement opportunities in 2016
  • Create a positive impact in the communities where we work
  • We will enhance the lives of 35,000 people in 2016, of these over 50% will be students and young people
  • Through our partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimers Scotland, we aim to raise a minimum of £100,000 which will make a huge difference to the thousands of families living with dementia across the UK.

Progress

  • Internal and supply chain vacancies are promoted locally
  • 450 apprentices and trainees have been placed on our sites since 2013
  • 126,466 people have benefitted in some way from our community contributions
  • 18,167 students gained a skill while working with us
  • The total charitable giving amount for 2015 was over £540,000

What’s next?

  • We will promote employment opportunities locally, placing emphasis on the quality of outcomes as well as quantitative outputs
  • In 2016 all regions will use our apprentice reporting tool to improve the consistency and reliability of recording apprentice training that takes place on BAM projects
  • Over the next few years our reporting focus will shift from measuring the number of people we engage with, to assessing the impact we have on the people we work with

 

Health and Wellbeing

Targets

  • Create an incident-free and zero harm environment
  • Create a great place to work where all staff feel valued, respected and motivated

Progress

  • We've reduced our no lost time incidents to 144 in 2015
  • Over 300 employees are now Dementia Friends

What's Next?

  • We'll continue developing safety leadership qualities in our people
  • We have continued to work with Royal BAM Group to facilitate mobilisation of our staff potential
  • We will continue to develop the health awareness programme and will aim to facilitate coverage of at least two topics during 2015
  • We will continue to promote and develop our BAM benefits scheme across the company

 


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